Rui Pinto Proença

Of Counsel

Rui Pinto Proença is an International of Counsel at ALC since 2018. Rui practices mainly in Macau, where he is a partner at MdME Lawyers, the member firm of the Morais Leitão Legal Circle in that jurisdiction. He regularly advises Chinese corporations investing in Angola, being simultaneously ALC’s key contact in that region.

He specializes fundamentally in mergers & acquisitions, acting regularly on private equity transactions across a range of different industries as well as in building partnerships. He also advises clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including restructurings, debt issuances and initial public offerings with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Rui is ranked as leading lawyer by IFLR and by Chambers and Partners in the categories of “M&A – Macau” and “General Business Law – Macau”. He was awarded the “M&A Deal of the Year” in the “IFLR Asia Awards 2015”.

Rui Pinto Proença is an important player in the gaming sector, where he assists the major gaming companies in Macau and across the Asia-Pacific region. He regularly assists governments in emerging markets developing their gaming policies and regulatory frameworks. Rui is the global chairman of the “Lex Mundi Gaming Solution”, a network of law firms covering over 25 gaming jurisdictions around the world, including Angola.


Law Degree (Coimbra Faculty of Law, 2005).


Portuguese and English.


Angola Bar Association (admitted in 2018). Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2008). Macau Lawyers Association (admitted in 2008). 


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